Kwesé launches it’s Roku-Powered Kwesé Play IPTV service in Kenya


Econet’s broadcast network Kwesé has launched a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Kwesé Play to deliver the fastest streaming services in Africa.

This comes just a month after the firm discontinued some channels on satellite to make way for Kwese Play, it’s digital offering.

Kwese Play will offer content from global video-on-demand providers including Roku, Netflix, Kwesé iflix, YouTube, TED and RedBull TV.

“We aim to provide the best in VOD content using superior data networks to deliver our world-class content. Having signed strategic partnerships with the best in IPTV hardware, the best in international content as well as leading internet service providers Kwesé Play offers viewers world-class programming through FTTH infrastructure,” said Kennedy Ojung’a General Manager at Kwesé.

kwese has 15 channels on satellite, which subscribers pay a flat rate of Sh 580 (inc VAT) per year. It also has the free-to-air Kwesé Free Sports, which has been Kwese’s core product since its inception, Kwesé’s recently launched Kwesé iflix, and now the streaming service Kwesé Play.

Using fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) high-speed internet connectivity, Kwesé Play will leverage its existing relationships with leading mobile network operators in Kenya and across Africa to deliver seamless viewing on home fixed broadband networks.

The Kwesé Play device will be available from Monday, 10th December 2018 for online pre-orders on Jumia for Sh 6,000 inclusive of VAT. The Roku certified device will have a warranty of two-year and a complimentary 12-month subscription to Kwesé iflix.

The device is configured for seamless plug-and-play: After unboxing the device, the user connects it to a TV set using HDMI cable then connects it to the internet using Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable, allowing any TV set to function as a smart TV.

Kwesé Play will offer viewers the latest TV series, movies, documentaries, kids’ programs, sports and entertainment programming. Kwesé Play will deliver endless entertainment from over 200 streaming channels for families, young adults, children.